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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 23, 2013 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

"When was the last time you stood next to a speaker from the
Wall of Sound? "

about 3 hours ago. I have one of the single 15 cabinets in my studio, the light colored ones with the silver dust cap on the JBL speaker. It is my relic.

I use it as the high end for my bass rig, but only in the studio - too damn big to haul around.

I saw RUSH 3 times, 2112, Hemispheres and Moving Pictures tours. I thought they were great, they had it, but not IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like the note on the picture of the B3, that it was Jerry's choice to remove the B3 sound from their stable of sounds - not Vince's.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jan 23, 2013 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

"about 3 hours ago. I have one of the single 15 cabinets in my studio, the light colored ones with the silver dust cap on the JBL speaker. It is my relic. "

~ soooooo jealous over here.

Good for you. Thats what Im talkin bout ;)
So you have a little RnR Hall of Fame in your house basically.
Can I pay you $22 to see your stuff? Wait. That sounds
like something that could get me arrested...

'2112, Hemispheres and Moving Pictures tours' ~
I am humbled. Good on ya mate.

"HIGH end for my BASS rig."
You are the kynda person I really need to hang out with.
When are we going again?

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 23, 2013 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

I was lucky and found it here in SEA. The guy said one of the road crew gave it to him a long time ago. It is a prized possession.

The old JBL speaker would get destroyed if I tried to drop a Phil bomb through it, so I use the crossover in my Alembic preamp and send the bombs to my newer modern bass cabinets and send the sweet high to the WOS speaker. I play a Modulus 6 string and I like to get up high with it.

Those RUSH conserts were some of my earliest live concerts. I had a friend who's big brother took us to 2112 - I was maybe 14. After that I was on my own. I was a concert junkie from the minute I got my drivers liscense. Once I saw the Dead it hit overdrive.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Jan 24, 2013 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

LS I don't know how old you are but I to have a similar experience w/ gear but not as tactile as you.When in S.F. I worked for a band whose bass player was a carbon of Phil and his gear also came up to those standards.His rig was an Alembic birds eye maple 6 string stereo.Cabinets also Alembic w/ both JBL and Gauss 15s.Amp was a Mac 2100 w/ an Alembic/Furman pre w/ an Echoplex,Moreley volume pedal and some other foot gear.He went on to be Robert Hunter's bass player.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jan 25, 2013 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

first show at 18, NYE 1980...you can do the math...marginally old.

I keep trying to convince my wife that we need to get a second mortgage so I can replace all my PA and bass gear with Meyer Sound stuff. No dice! I've even got connections so I could get a great deal..but even a great deal on Meyer gear is still out of my reach.



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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 23, 2013 11:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rock AND Roll

You are officially cool.

If you'd had that 30 years ago, it would have been the perfect pickup line. "Hey, want to come back to my place? I've got part of the Wall of Sound."